• A number that is not a fraction; an element of the infinite and numerable set {..., -3, -2, -1, 0, 1, 2, 3, ...}.


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  • whole number, when understood to include negative numbers and zero.
  • integral number

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  • Borrowed from Latin integer ("untouched, unhurt, unchanged, sound, fresh, whole, entire, pure, honest"), from in + tangere. entire. See tangere, tact. Related to English thack and thwack.

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